§ Linda Perham
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance she has given to schools as to the role of pupils in school governance. 
§ Mr. Timms
We have given no guidance to schools on the role of pupils in school governance because under current legislation it is not possible for young people under the age of 18 to become school governors. A young person over the age of 18 may become a governor but136W under existing regulations cannot be co-opted to serve as a governor at the school they attend. We are currently reviewing our policy in this area, in the light of new regulations we will be drawing up on school governance following the Education Bill.